Are you seeking that elusive gift for that special (or awkward-to-buy-for) person? Look no further; we’ve rounded up some fabulous suggestions based on sun signs. This unique collection of ideas will guarantee your gift will be a perfect choice, whatever the personality of the recipient.
Capricorn December 22 – January 19
Capricorn is careful with money, ambitious and reserved. They enjoy anything that helps them to achieve several objectives in one go, thus saving time, money and effort. Capricorns love to read and learn, so think about buying them a magazine subscription. They will appreciate that it’s a gift that keeps giving and will thank you every month. Don’t forget that Cappies are arty and spiritual under that stern exterior. Think poetry, writing, art, crafts, etc. Capricornians have a deep interest in the mysteries of life – a tarot deck would be an alternative gift that entails quite a bit of study – perfect for the curious goat.
Aquarius January 20 – February 18
Aquarius loves to be original. They want to be seen as individuals who can make a difference. They are proud of their ideologies and principles, so consider a charitable third-party gift this year. How about a holiday meal for a homeless person or clothing for a child refugee? You could give $20 to vaccinate 100 children, or even pay for a qualified midwife to attend a birth via Unicef. Your Aquarian would be happy if you make a charitable donation on their behalf, adopt a member of an endangered species, plant a rainforest tree, or buy a goat for a struggling farmer in a drought-stricken country. The possibilities are endless.
Pisces February 19 – March 20
Dreamy Pisces likes nothing better than to drift away on an ocean of imagination. An adult coloring book and a set of good colored pencils is just the thing. It gives them permission to let their mind wander while they play with line and color. Don’t buy any old tat though, do a little research – there are some high quality, themed coloring books available: animals, forests, gardens, cityscapes, fantasy, deep ocean, fairies and many more. Consider a watercolor pencil version – it would be perfect for their watery nature.
Aries March 21 – April 19
Aries is restless and active. They want to be doing, doing, doing. If they also can be the center of attention, they’ll be even happier. Designer sports gear or the latest wrist-worn fitness tracker would be perfect for this always-on-the-go personality. Aries will tend to have a few unfinished projects lying around so, if money is tight this year, offer to take one of these, finish it, and present the results to them at holiday time. Make sure they know in advance that this is what you are doing.
Taurus April 20 – May 20
Taurus likes to be organized, practical and surrounded by comfort. Think along the lines of gourmet food and collections of herbs, spices, jellies and pickles. A gift basket of hard-to-find store cupboard ingredients will be perfect if your Taurean enjoys spending time in the kitchen. Otherwise, a ready-prepared hamper would go down a treat. If their preference is for non-food items, then consider their penchant for needing to plan ahead – perhaps a deluxe personal organizer would fit the bill?
Gemini May 21 – June 20
Gemini people like to think and to talk. Their buzz is communication, so maybe you could upgrade their cell-phone? They know about lots of things but tend to lose interest in a single preoccupation after a while. If you know what their latest fad is, you can find a gift that fits in with it, but beware: they may have already moved on. Books that cover a lot of topics may interest them – large coffee table volumes they can dip into, abandon and return to. Alternatively, give them a voucher and let them choose their own gift – that will give them more pleasure than if you presented them with something unwanted.
Cancer June 21 – July 22
Cancerians love to be loved. They like to feel safe and secure, so something warm and cuddly will always go down well with your pet crab, male or female. Wooly scarves, gloves, socks, jammies, and slippers are ideal. Put together a winter snuggle kit, complete with luxury bath items and hot chocolate. They will appreciate you all through the cold weather. If you are in the southern hemisphere, go the other way and create a cool kit of heat-relieving pool or beach side gifts.
Leo July 23 – August 22
Full of passion and exuberance, there’s nothing your lion would like better than to be treated to a special day out. Whether it’s a trip in a hot air balloon, swimming with dolphins, or a spa day where they get to be the star of the show, your Leo will revel in the opportunity to gather some unique memories. If you want to give jewelry or clothes, go with flamboyant rather than restrained – Leo wants to be seen and heard.
Virgo August 23 – September 22
Your Virgo is an observer, a quiet analyzer of human behavior. However, they enjoy gifts as much as any other sign. Gifts that move them emotionally are always welcome, so get personal. Beautiful journals show that you care about their spiritual side. Music always goes down well, but be aware of their taste; don’t buy something because you like it – they invariably won’t. The one thing that is guaranteed to please any Virgo is something handmade. The idea that you went to all that trouble to make something especially for them is almost overwhelming.
Libra September 23 – October 22
Your discerning, harmony-loving Libra loves good quality. They enjoy a well-wrapped gift almost as much the gift itself, so get yourself onto YouTube for a quick wrapping tutorial. If your Libra loves tea or coffee, then go along with the theme. You can choose anything from a beautifully presented gift basket of gourmet samples right up to a top of the range beverage maker. In fact, any functional, perfectly designed kitchen gadget is right up their street. How about a gorgeous set of antique or reproduction kitchen scales?
Scorpio October 23 – November 21
Dark, erotic and passionate, Scorpio loves mystery and taboo. You need to know your Scorpion well, or they will deliver you a sting by simply putting your gift aside, or even giving it away. Complex, mind-twisting puzzles often can be just the right thing. Books along the same lines also go down well. They often have a penchant for horror movies – and indeed, anything that is on the edge of what other people consider good taste. If in doubt, go with an e-reader, so they can indulge their dark side as much as they like. If you are looking for something different for your Scorpio, how about a guided ghost tour of some creepy old building, town or castle?
Sagittarius November 22 – December 21
Socialization is the breath of life for the archer, so think travel, adventure and meeting new people. If funds permit, book a vacation to some exotic place. If not, then a day trip with plenty of opportunities to mingle with like minds will be just as good. Anywhere they can enjoy a meal, drink, and a chin-wag will satisfy the Sagittarian need for company. If you want to be original, how about a medieval banquet? Perhaps they (or you) would prefer something a little more mundane – think about audio books and CDs to take them somewhere in their minds while driving to work.
Delving into astrological personality traits can kickstart a creative train of thought and guide you toward the perfect gift year after year. We hope you have found a few ideas here to make the gift-giving season even more enjoyable – and fun.